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mezereon

(mə-zîr′ē-ən) or

mezereum

(-əm)
n.
1. A poisonous Eurasian ornamental shrub (Daphne mezereum) having fragrant lilac-purple flowers and small scarlet fruit.
2. The dried bark of this plant, formerly used for medicinal purposes.

mezereon

daphnemezereum.
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Just when winter is at its bitterest in February, the stems of Daphne mezereum smother themselves in blossoms which are exquisite in both colour and fragrance.
MR Black of Sandwell is not happy with his Daphne mezereum (pictured below).
Daphne mezereum is a winter-flowering beauty that produces masses of fragrant, pink flowers in clusters on upright stems in February/March and scarlet berries in summer.
Scents are almost always evocative - there was no witch-hazel in my grandad's garden but there was Daphne mezereum.
A VIBRANT winter flowering beauty, Daphne mezereum produces masses of fragrant pink flowers in clusters on upright stems in February and March.
YOU can inject colour and a moodenhancing fragrance into your garden in February and March with Daphne mezereum, a slow-growing mid-size shrub with stiff upright branches and purple-pink blooms.
Plant pale pink clematis, hellebores and Daphne mezereum to grab attention whilst you wait for a blue and yellow bulb display to burst through the hard, frosted ground to welcome the fresh growth of blue leaved hostas, lady's mantle and forget-me-nots.
She writes: I love Daphne mezereum but my daughter has asked me not to plant it as it is poisonous and she's worried her children may get sick if they touch it.
GROW the fragrant-flowered Daphne Mezereum (above) now and you'll soon be reaping the benefits.